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2018-07-10T09:43:01+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Newsroom|By WP Hosting Editor|

WordPress 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress releases version 4.9.7 to patch a media issue as well as rolling out a number of bug fixes.

Released as a security and maintenance update, WordPress 4.9.7 included a patch against a vulnerability and seventeen bug fixes, including:

  • Taxonomy: Improve cache handling for term queries
  • Posts, Post Types: Clear post password cookie when logging out
  • Widgets: Allow basic HTML tags in sidebar descriptions on Widgets admin screen
  • Community Events Dashboard: Always show the nearest WordCamp if one is coming up, even if there are multiple Meetups happening first
  • Privacy: Make sure default privacy policy content does not cause a fatal error when flushing rewrite rules outside of the admin context

WordPress, in a blog post, encouraged website owners to install the new update as soon as possible.

To update, download WordPress 4.9.7 or go to your Dashboard and click “Update Now.”

Please note: The previously scheduled 4.9.7 is now referred to as 4.9.8.


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